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Author: Stephen Dunn
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Dunn examines the difficulties of telling the truth, and the fictions with which we choose to live. Incisively capturing the oddities of our logic and the whimsies of our reason, the poems in Whereas show there is always another side to a story. With graceful rhythm and equal parts humor and seriousness, Stephen Dunn considers the superstition and sophistry embedded in everyday life:  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Dunn
ISBN: 9780393254679 0393254674
OCLC Number: 951070686
Description: xi, 61 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: A card from me to me --
I. Propositions --
Creatures --
Moon song --
In order to be true to life --
If it's true --
Call them all in --
In the land of superstition --
An evolution of prayer --
The invisible man blues --
Unnatural --
Emergings --
II. Whereas the animal I cannot help by be --
The problem --
Give me --
At the school for the deaf --
The famous man --
The architect --
In other words --
Come visit --
Even the awful --
If dark clouds --
Be careful --
Nothing personal --
The first person --
III. Ambush at five o'clock --
Why we need unions --
Slippages --
Men falling --
The melancholy of the nude --
The owner of the boutique at Redwood Falls --
Impediment --
For some a mountain --
One night at Mama Sorrento's --
In distress --
The revolt of the turtles --
Always something more beautiful --
Let's say --
A short history of long ago.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Stephen Dunn.

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